[Histonet] Ventana Slide Labels

Michael Mihalik mike <@t> pathview.com
Wed Sep 9 15:11:44 CDT 2009

Ventana's ebar printer - tell me a little about that, please.. 


I don't think I'm going to like what I hear, but let me shut up and listen
for a little bit.



Michael Mihalik

 <http://www.pathview.com/> PathView Systems | cell: 214.733.7688 |
800.798.3540 | fax: 952.241.7369





From: Mark Tarango [mailto:marktarango <@t> gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 3:25 PM
To: Michael Mihalik
Cc: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Ventana Slide Labels


We currently put the LIS label on the back of the slide.  We very recently
got Ventana to help us create a new label template that has the Ventana
barcode and our 2D LIS label all printed on Ventana's Ebar printer.  


We will start using the new labels in a few weeks.  Ventana doesn't support
the new labels but they did help our IT people figure out how to do it.


Mark Tarango

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Michael Mihalik <mike <@t> pathview.com> wrote:

I need some help from those of you who work with Ventana stainers.

The Ventana equipment requires the use of Ventana slide labels.  You can't
just stick your LIS slide label on the slide and expect the Ventana
equipment to read the slide barcode and perform the required stain (yes, I
am assuming an interface is in place).  On the other hand, have any of you

1.  placed the LIS slide label on the back side of the slide, or
2.  Overlapped the LIS slide label with the Ventana slide label such that
you can still read both the LIS and the Ventana barcodes.

I have heard conflicting answers from multiple Ventana representatives as to
whether one or both of the aforementioned mechanisms work.

I appreciate your time.

Michael Mihalik
PathView Systems | cell: 214.733.7688 | 800.798.3540 | fax: 952.241.7369

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